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Prison Service: Surveys

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will instruct the management of the Prison Service to allow the Prison Officers' Association to conduct a ballot of its members in relation to the workforce management proposals. (255010)

At their Special Delegates’ Conference, the Prisoner Officers' Association called for a workplace ballot on the work force modernisation proposals. A timetable for this to take place has now been set and the ballot is due to take place between 8 and 18 February. It is anticipated that results will be known by 20 February.